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  • Why It's Important for Women to Prioritize Health as We Age | Qualicare

    Aging seems to sometimes be a topic we dread to talk about. But why? Especially with all the new technology and research coming out every day on how to live longer, healthier lives, shouldn't we embrace growing older? Especially as women, we tend to have a negative connotation about growing older. ...
  • Ladies, Take Care of Your Health! Tips for Women's Health | Qualicare

    Did you know that each year, women provide hours of care for family members and friends—valued at more than $140 billion?! The vast majority of family caregivers are women, and while it’s important that they take care of the ones they’re responsible for, it’s also important that they take care of ...
  • Why Music Sounds So Sweet to Dementia Patients | Qualicare

    Living with Alzheimer’s disease or other types of dementia can be extremely frustrating for both your loved one and yourself. However, our team at Qualicare wants you to consider one type of therapy that could help bring relaxation to both you and your loved one diagnosed with dementia—music ...
  • How Can Music Therapy Benefit Older Adults? | Qualicare

    Music—it’s involved in many of our memories and plays an important role in our daily lives. But how can it be used to benefit our health? According to the Older Americans Act of 1992, music therapy is defined as “the use of musical or rhythmic interventions specifically selected by a music therapist ...
  • How Senior In-Home Care Options Can Help Your Loved One Start Healthy Habits | Qualicare

    While your family might be in the middle of dreaming about a white Christmas, the team at Qualicare wants you to remember that an important opportunity is fast approaching, which is the ability to start new in 2018. How will you help your loved one achieve his or her resolutions for the new year? ...
  • What Happens to the Disabled When Everyone's Disabled?

    Caregiving for the disabled at home What happens to the disabled when everyone’s disabled? Raphael Adams Qualicare Franchise Corporation Disability : ‘any reduction or lack of ability, caused by impairment, to perform an activity in a way considered normal for a human being.’ (World Health ...
  • Malnutrition in Seniors

    Elder care experts discuss malnutrition in seniors A recent study conducted by the Canadian Malnutrition Task Force (a committee of the Canadian Nutrition Society) shows that a disturbingly high percentage of seniors, who are admitted to hospitals for other conditions, have some degree of ...
  • Proper Nutrition for Seniors

    Elder care professionals advise: Nutrition advice for seniors The circle of life keeps turning. When we were young, our parents pushed us to eat - often by having the spoon of cereal sail through the air land into our open mouth. But, as our parents age and we become their caregivers, we need to ...
  • Vegetable Myths Part One

    As part of our continuing series on nutrition for seniors, we present some vegetable myths and facts. When we were younger, our parents would always say “Eat your veggies! They’re good for you.” When your parents start getting older, it’s time to give them the same advice. Adding lots of vegetables ...
  • The Shocking Truth About What's in Your Skin Care Products

    Healthcare experts discuss the shocking truth about skin care products Who is looking out for our healthcare ? Certainly not the manufacturing companies, who may say such ingredients are “safe”. But the reality is that testing on the long-term and combined affect of many of these chemicals is ...
  • More Nutritional Suggestions for Seniors

    Elder care professionals discuss nutrition for seniors Seniors have different nutritional needs and since these are not readily understood by the seniors themselves, they can become malnourished. Recent studies have shown that the incidence of clinically‐defined malnutrition among seniors admitted ...
  • Information about Melanoma

    Caregivers provide information about Melanoma As caregivers , we help many people who have been diagnosed with melanoma. When you have been diagnosed with melanoma, the next step is that you will be advised what “stage” of melanoma you have. A diagnosis of melanoma is then staged by the pathologist ...
  • Once a Wheelchair, Not Always the Same Wheelchair

    Caregiving professionals discuss the technological advancement of wheelchairs Carol Cruden RPN Qualicare Franchise Corporation Most of us would never think twice about those large, awkward and seemingly hard to manoeuver wheelchairs that a percentage of our population have to use. But our caregiving ...
  • Fruit Myths NEW

    Senior care nutrition advice: myths about fruits Now that our senior care experts have busted a basketful of vegetable myths, this final entry, as part of our series on nutrition for seniors, will address some common myths about fruits. Drinking juice is just as good as eating fruit. Juice lacks ...
  • Quick Tips - Taking Care of Your Skin

    Healthcare tips to take care of your skin It is important to be aware of taking care of your skin and the following is information that provides you with this knowledge. Here are some pointers from our healthcare professionals : Protect yourself from the sun One of the most important ways to take ...
  • Being Disabled in Nunavut

    Carol Cruden, RPN Qualicare Franchise Corporation Recently I worked as a nurse in Rankin Inlet, Nunavut in the Killaiq Health Centre. It was an eye-opening experience dealing with the challenges of health care system in the Canadian North. As an example, there is the issue of wheelchairs. The ...
  • Vegetable Myths - Part Two

    Senior care experts bust vegetable myths As part of our continuing series on nutrition for seniors, our senior care experts present some more vegetable myths and facts. The more colourful a vegetable is, the healthier it is Check out our Homecare Library entry on Apples, Pears, Bananas and Strokes ...